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bio website twitter.com/joelshea
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age 32
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Developer/writer/filmmaker/other from Chicago currently living in Stockholm.


Nov
30
awarded  Yearling
Apr
3
comment Ways to speed up my writing to 15 - 20 pages a day
Do you have a particular reason you want to hit these numbers (15-20 pages a day) or do you just think they might be a good pace?
Feb
11
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
31
revised Is the first draft of a novel usually shorter than the finished work?
added 6 characters in body
Jan
2
comment How many commas is too many?
This is an excellent list, but I would still make the argument that commas could be used correctly in the grammatical sense, but still be overused (which is what I believe is being asked here). Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
Dec
31
answered How many commas is too many?
Dec
29
answered Is it a bad practice to occasionally add first-person narrative to third-person narrative?
Dec
28
comment A cross-[What] kind of romance?
I was kinda hoping for a signed copy and a major character to be named after me, but whatever you think is best...
Dec
21
answered Characters with no names
Dec
21
revised A cross-[What] kind of romance?
added 112 characters in body
Dec
20
comment A cross-[What] kind of romance?
@LaurenIpsum I would very much like to read whatever this is you are writing. It sounds graphic in the best way.
Dec
20
comment A cross-[What] kind of romance?
@JAM I like inter-carbonality. It's got an edge...
Dec
20
answered A cross-[What] kind of romance?
Dec
20
comment Are music lyrics copyrighted?
To be fair, whether or not your work that is for profit is not an actual measurement for infringement, though it may be factored when people are deciding whether it's worth litigating against you. Warner Bros. likes to crack down on Harry Potter fan fiction sites, but magazines and newspaper regularly use snippets from copyrighted material in reviews (or even articles) because it is falls under fair use (or close enough that it's not worth the time and money to litigate).
Nov
30
awarded  Yearling
Oct
5
answered Is the first draft of a novel usually shorter than the finished work?
Aug
29
awarded  Scholar
Aug
29
accepted What can an agent do for me if I only write short stories?
Aug
25
comment Is it really necessary to add things like “I thought, I wondered, etc,” in first-person narrative?
About 50% of all questions about writing can be answered with the phrase "Words that serve no purpose should be omitted".